COVID-19: Tension Hits Accra Girls SHS as Parents withdraw their Wards over Positive Cases
Tension is building at the Accra Girls Senior High School as parents have stormed the premises of the school to pick up their wards after six students reportedly tested for the novel coronavirus.
Police officers, as well as Covid-19 task force officials from the Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly, have been deployed to the school to manage the situation.
Parents insist on picking up their wards as the police have barricaded the entrance to the school, following reports of agitations by the students on the school campus
Starr News Daniel Nii Lartey reports that only parents have been called to be addressed by officials, denying the media access to the briefing.
One parent told Star News “I came for her, I want them to release my daughter for me. She called yesterday that an ambulance came for two people so we have to come for her.”
“They are not allowing us to enter so we are just here and the policemen are also blocking us from entering,” she added.
Parents maintain they will not leave until school authorities come to speak to them.
Six students of the Accra Girls Senior High school reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Sources close to the school indicate that about eleven students showed symptoms of the virus and were subsequently isolated at the sickbay of the school Monday, June 29.
The positive cases were taken to the Ga East Municipal Hospital for treatment Saturday, July 4.